Depression

Updated 23 June 2014

How is PND treated?

Medication, psychotherapy, and individual or group support can all help to treat Post Natal Depression.

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The Post Natal Depression Support Association recommends three things in the treatment of PND: medication, psychotherapy and individual or group support.

Anti-depressant medication can help to control the symptoms. Psychotherapy is helpful in addressing the underlying psychological and relationship difficulties. Being with other women who really understand how you feel is a great help.

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Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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